By Egbe Attah, Otukpo
Full academic activities have commenced in all schools across Otukpo Local Government, sequel to the re-opening of schools in the country by the Federal Ministry of Education.
A tour by The Voice, shows that normal school activities have started in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. During a tour with the Education Secretary of Otukpo Local Government, Augustine Okwoli, and his team to ascertain the level of resumption, it was observed that the response from the students was encouraging as most of them were seen on the first day of resumption after an extended holiday, due to the second wave of COVID-19.
At St Charles’ Primary School, Okphanehe Adoka, LGEA Primary School, Ofiloko and Methodist Primary School all in Adoka, the schools were seen to have put in place, measures against the spread of the pandemic as water and sanitisers were placed at the gates to ensure strict compliance while students and staff wore facemasks.
The executive secretary who expressed satisfaction with the resumption of pupils in large numbers and the preparedness on the part of the schools management, while charged parents to ensure that their wards resume as academic activities have commenced in earnest.
He also expressed satisfaction with the commencement of academic activities in Wesley Primary School, UBE St Mary Primary School, LGEA Primary School, Methodist Primary School, Eupi, St Francis Primary School and Islamiya Otukpo.
Also speaking during the tour, Samuel Itodo and Ochakiti Sunday, who accompanied the education secretary, tasked parents and teachers to adhere to the instructions of the ES and comply with the protocols of COVID-19.
Similarly, academic activities have also commenced at The Polytechnic, Adoka, as lecturers and students have resumed academic activities.
In a chat with the Registrar of the school, Odeh Joseph, he expressed the preparedness of the school, stating that the institution had put in place all procedures to prevent the spread of COVID- 19.
On his part, the Principal Staff Officer of the school, Adebayo Ojo, said he was happy that the Federal Government had given approval for the resumption of academic activities.
Speaking to The Voice some students including Martha Toho of Science Laboratory Technology, Ajogo Philemon of the Department of Accounting and Abel Emmanuel of Electrical and Electronic Department all expressed happiness for the commencement of full academic activities, having stayed at home for a long time.